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Stan Margulies, who produced two of the most watched miniseries in television history, Roots and The Thorn Birds died February 27th of cancer. He was 80.
He earned three Emmy awards; in 1977 for Roots, and in 1979 for Roots: The Next Generations. The series chronicled the family of the late author Alex B. Haley from slavery to present times.
His third Emmy was in 1979 for Separate but Equal, which starred Sidney Poitier in a documentary
drama about the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice.
The American Film Institute honored him in 1996 with its annual Producer of the Year Award.
Douglas Adams, writer of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and various other books died on May 12, 2001. He was 49. The cause of death is believed to have been a heart attack he suffered while working out in the gym
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Dave said he was flattered by all the attention but has chosen to remain at CBS. "All of a sudden [CBS executives] can't suck up to me enough," he joked. "I finally got a get-well card from my bypass surgery two years ago." Letterman also said he felt uneasy being asked to replace a TV news institution like Ted Koppel.
The balance of justice and power could never be more unbalanced in this provocative drama on CBS. The Guardian stars Australian native Simon Baker as Nick Fallin, a fast-paced, hungry attorney who works for his prestigious father who just happens to own the notable law firm he works for. Life, and a judge, has dealt him some community service through a children's advocacy agency which reminds him that there are people worth protecting and defending.
This isn't just a drama. It's very humorous and a must see on Sunday nights. Max Bickford, played by Academy Award winning Richard Dreyfuss, is at a crossroads in life in more ways than one. One of his past students and ex-lover gets the promotion he's been waiting for, his best buddy returns as a woman, and the only real base to his life is his adoring, eleven year son.
The director of Top Gun and executive producer of Black Hawk Down have teamed up to take us to extraordinary heights in CBS's new show AFB: American Fighter Pilot. AFB starts out with three men embarking on an incredible journey when they enlist to serve and protect their country.
Although she started as an ingenue, she quickly made her mark as a character actress, frequently having to use old-age makeup. Before appearing in movies, she was on radio, playing Nurse Judy on Dr. Christian for 17 years. On TV, she played the wife of Riley on The Life of Riley, first opposite William Bendix, then with Jackie Gleason. She was a regular on the CBS sitcom The Bob Cummings Show and played Marlo Thomas' mother on That Girl.
JAG, Judge Advocate General, is a weekly cliffhanger about an elite legal wing of officers trained as lawyers who investigate, prosecute, and defend those accused of crimes in the military. You never know what mystery will be unveiled from week to week--terrorism, murder, treason, and that could just be in one night!
Family Law starring Kathleen Quinlan, Dixie Carter, Christopher McDonald, Tony Danza, Salli Richardson, Merrillee McCommas, Orla Brady, and Meredith Eaton is one of CBS's best kept dramas. It's about a unique group of lawyers who have banded together to form a new firm after the husband of one, Lynn Holt (Quinlan), left her and took their joint practice with him. They are committed to creating a successful practice focusing on sensitive family issues and absolutely don't always agree.
Beautiful, intelligent, and full of life, Lydia (Heather Paige Kent) is such a likeable person and everyone else seems to think so too. This vivacious, Italian woman touches everyone's soul she meets with her spirit and charisma. Of course, her family has a thing or two to say about her life.
Howard Koch, veteran producer and director, died February 16. He was 84. His TV credits included
Maverick, which he directed and produced, and The Untouchables. He was a past
president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the head of production
at Paramount Pictures. He also produced eight Oscar shows. He ran Sinatra Enterprises from 1961, where
he was an executive producer on several features. He also worked as an independent producer on The Odd
Couple and Airplane.
A yet to be named CBS comedy pilot, from former "Frasier" producers Christopher Lloyd and Joe Keenan, will star Tony award-winning Roger Bart of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown." He'll play Paul Newman, the long-suffering assistant to a famous author.
The Supreme Court better watch out because James Garner is invading the justice system in First Monday. In this new CBS drama, you can catch the behind-the-scenes action of the supreme justices to find out they're not much different than you and I, but then again, yeah, they are.
Ellen has made herself at home at CBS and we're glad she did. Ellen returns to her smaller than small hometown to all who know and love her to mellow out and slow things down from the big city, fast paced life of a high-powered Internet exec. Of course, things aren't that easy, especially on television but her mom, Dot, played by Cloris Leachman hysterically tries to come to her rescue.
You're parents live across the street, your single, divoreced brother can't get his life in order, and no one knows how to knock. Could life get any more normal? It may be normal for some but Raymond and Debra, the great comedy duo of the show, do what they can to stay sane.
It's official! There will be a Survivor 5. CBS has officially given the green-light to Burnett, Jeff Probst & Co. to get cracking on Survivor 5. Even casting has already begun for the next 16 backstabbers. Currently, Burnett and his team are looking for a location possibly in Central/South America or Asia.
The chemistry between Kevin James and Leah Remini on The King of Queens is exceptional and hysterical. Kevin James plays Doug Hefferman who'd like to think he's the king of Queens and of his own house, and Leah Remini plays his adorable, spunky wife Carrie who has a saucy ways of reminding him he's not.
Craig T. Nelson has yet another hit on his hands in The District showing weekly on CBS. The District is too true to life and it should be. It was inspired by the real life and times of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, stars Craig T. Nelson as Jack Mannion, who is a champion of the underdog.